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Greetings Florida FTC Teams, Coaches, Volunteers, and Sponsors:
The two-week count down to the 2022-23 FTC season kick-off has officially started. I encourage teams to attend the Online Florida FTC Kick-off event at noon EDT on September 10, 2022. This will be your opportunity to learn about the plan for the Florida FTC season and the game rules for POWERPLAYSM presented by Raytheon Technologies.
The following are the topics covered in this Florida FTC newsletter:
- Pitsco Education Grant and Discounts
- Florida FTC Remote Kick-off – September 10, 2022 at 12:00 noon EDT
- (Repeat) Season Schedule
- Pitsco Education Grant and Discounts -- Pitsco Education is offering a number of $150 team grants and TETRIX® spare parts giveaways throughout the season. Teams need to enter only once to be considered eligible (super easy!) and they can sign up at https://offers.pitsco.com/ftc22.
Pitsco Education has created a short video promoting the planned giveaways and letting teams know they can use promo code TX22FTC to get 25% off TETRIX spare parts all season long! You can check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqoARsfJX0s.
- Florida FTC Remote Kick-off – September 10, 2020 at 12:00 noon EDT – The Bob & Sid show as well as AJ Foster’s Tech Think Time sessions are back by popular demand. The Florida FTC 2022-23 season will officially be started with a kick-off event hosted on the FIRST in Florida YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/c/FIRSTinFlorida). The Florida FTC Kick-off Event will start at 12:00noon EDT. During the kick-off event, we will provide an update on the season plans as well as perform a walk-through of the POWERPLAYSM game elements and rules. A more detailed agenda will be available a week before the kick-off event.
- (Repeat) Season Schedule: The 2002-23 Florida FTC season will end with the Florida Championship on March 3-4, 2023 and will again be hosted at the Advent Fieldhouse in Winter Haven, FL. The following is the overall event schedule for the 2022-23 season:
- September 10, 2022 – Season Kick-off and game reveal
- October, 2022 – Leagues hosting Scrimmages, Training, and Workshops
- October, 2022 to January, 2023 – League Meets
- February 5, 2023 – Deadline for all leagues to complete the League Tournament/Championship. The League Tournament determines which teams qualify to attend the Florida Championship
- March 3-4, 2023 – Florida Championship at the Advent Fieldhouse in Winter Haven Florida
- April 19-22, 2023 – World Championship at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX